Villa Ricci Hotel
Travel Blogs from Chianciano Terme
... pan fried rabbit with olives and roasted potatoes. Dolci was a torte. She paired each course with a different wine from this area. We learned new recipes and techniques that we, (mostly Tom) will be able to make again when we return home.
After our siesta, we walked up the hill from where we are staying into Montalcino. It's a quaint little town with amazing views. Looking forward to exploring more of Tuscany tomorrow.
... We were able to use some of what we learned in our Italian class to communicate pretty well, but it was still a little difficult. We have a nice apartment with a living area/kitchen and bedroom. There are beautiful views of the valley and the vineyards on the property. Tom had made reservations at a really nice restaurant nearby for my birthday. It was the end to a very nice day! Tomorrow we have our Tuscan cooking class,so be ready for more pictures of food! ...
... bas-reliefs, the intricate details of the mosiac mural and carved marble become apparent and you marvel again.
Assorted popes lived in Orvieto over a 33 year period when life in Avignon became "too hot". They build their own grand buildings within the walls, with the Fortezza Albornoz designed to be defended from without and within! Trusting souls !
Dinner was at a small restaurant we'd found on a backstreet. ...
... FAR east side of town. I must have walked for I don't know how many miles - maybe at least two. I could tell this contrada was not a very happy group since they didn't win. However, it was difficult to tell what all was going on. Now, keep in mind that I have been traveling alone for two weeks without any problems and have tried to experience all that I could with a good attitude and smile on my face. However, once I arrived to the dinner ...
... back to our room, hoping to see Georgi again and enjoy another glorious Tuscan sunset on our balcony. We get the place to ourselves for most of the evening with newer guests arriving fairly late. Tomorrow we decide we will go to a very small town to stay which is close to the railway (Poggonbonsi) between here and Florence because we want to rent some scooters or Vespas and tourle around the Tuscan countryside. The place we book is fifty euro, so who knows what it will be ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility